Dear Young Nigerian,
I write with respect to the recent events in our nation.
Tuesday October 20, 2020 will be etched in our memories forever. I commiserate with families who lost their dear ones and to their friends who stood alongside them in the protests for a better Nigeria. May the souls of the faithful departed Rest in Peace and May the Lord comfort and strengthen their families.
We commend you all for giving us an awakening by the peaceful protests and demanding a reformation. You inspired us by your courage, ingenuity, excellent coordination and execution. You showed us by your actions that we are ONE undivided by ethnicity or religious differences, it was amazing to watch you demonstrate this openly. You won our admiration by rising to the occasion undaunted despite the obstacles that were thrown at you. I salute you all.
As parents we pray that our children should be greater than us, you have proven your mettle without a doubt, and we are very proud of you all.
As we all know, sadly Tuesday 20th 2020 happened and UNKNOWN OTHERS (I am not given to name calling) took advantage of the tragic situation and looted far and wide causing untold havoc and great financial losses to both public and private assets. Those acts are most devastating and regrettable.
I am writing today to encourage you all and to express our gratitude for making the Nigerian populace aware of our civic duties and responsibilities to the generation yet unborn. We know that you feel betrayed, pained, emotionally and physically drained and you have been wrongfully accused; criticized and in the face of it all you are fearful of reprisals. However, I enjoin you all to continue in your peaceful way and focus on the goal, which is true
reformation in our country and prepare for 2023 elections to exercise our voting rights. This is the main channel that we all have as Nigerian citizens to make our voices heard.
Please listen to the interview of an elder statesman Mr. Atedo Peterside Arise TV. He gave an unbiased and meaningful perspective of these events and I dare say a road map of how to proceed. You will benefit greatly from willing mentors like Mr. Peterside, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and several other sincere Nigerians strategizing with you behind the scenes as we prepare for the next elections. No doubt you will derive tremendous gains from their experience, knowledge, wisdom and more.
Our dear sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, please let us regroup as a nation as one body (as you have shown us) and focus on the goal of reformation of our Motherland. Each one of us has a part to play and we can all work together to support the younger generation of leaders that will emerge at the various levels of government in 2023 and beyond.
As you know, Grandparents, Parents, Uncles, Aunts, brothers and Sisters all came out and supported the movement for reformation in various ways in the last two weeks, please be assured of their continued support to rebuild our nation.
Our prayers are with you, God be with you all.
A Hopeful Nigerian Mother